Lowp at South Shields Folk Club

Lowp enjoyed a great debut gig at South Shields Folk Club on Sunday night. Thanks to all who came and made it such an enjoyable night with a great atmosphere.

With an eclectic mix of Tyneside songs and tunes jostling for position with Irish jigs and Scottish marches, songs from The Banks of the Bann & the Tyne, the dance music of Northumberland interspersed with that of Brittanny, Ireland, Scotland and France, there was something for everyone. There was even some newly composed music on display, from the pens of our own Pete Brown & Iain Gelston, and some fantastic new tunes from the excellent Sunderland luthier Tony Black.

Set List

  • Farewell Johhny Miner (Ed Pickford)
  • Morpeth Rant/Hesleyside Reel/Chips & Shavings
  • Sally Wheatley (Joe Wilson)
  • Flute reels
  • Ev Chistr Ta Laou/An Dro/Laride
  • Geordie
  • Here’s the Tender Coming/Stagshaw Bank Fair/Welcome to the Town Again (smallpipes solo)
  • The King’s Shilling/The Bloody Fields of Flanders
  • Jon Anderson my jo/Lord Ashley(I.Gelston)/Le Saut du Chien(F.Paris)
  • Squirrels(P.Brown)/Polkas
  • Catgut Jim (Ned Corvan)
  • Salmontails/Whinham’s/Unknown
  • Sonny’s Mazurka/Willie Archer on the Banks of the Bann
  • Lark in the Clear Air/The Wild Hills of Wannie (fiddle solo)
  • Jack I’ll Never Leave Thee/Holey Ha’Penny
  • I Will Go/Brenda Stubbert’s Reel
  • The Raven(A.J.Black)/Belltable/Around the Twist(A.J.Black)
  • A Miner’s Life/Miss McLeod’s
  • Waters of Tyne/Ellis Kelly’s Delight/Drops of Brandy

To add to the musical attraction, we had the pleasure of appearances from Kevin Doonan & George Welch in the interval, alongside the Shields Folk Club regulars.

A great time was had by all, and we look forward to the next one.

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